Good morning everyone. Here's a look at the current standings on our finalist leaderboard--as we head into the last week of the contest. Steven Lee (pictured) holds onto first place--and he's taking a rather conservative approach by remaining all in cash and hoping that Serge Amelyan's all-in bet on Terra Industries doesn't pan out. Serge moves back into 2nd place from 4th on his Intuit trade up on strong earnings.
Here are some interesing trends we've noticed:
Though the top 10 contestants in the Second Chance contest all had the aQuantive trade, the biggest of the day on Friday, and the week, none of our Million $ finalists held aQuantive.
--4 finalists bought Trina Solar hoping to catch a bounce on its decline due to the Chinese Central Bank's widening of the trading band of the yuan, boosting interest rates, and increasing banks' reserve requirements in an attempt to cool its surging stock market.
--4 finalists bought Monster Worldwide .
--And 4 finalists bought Saks hoping for a strong earnings report next week.
#1 Steven Lee: $1,353,709.70 up $164,709.12 +13.85%.
Sold 42,893 shares of Intuit Inc. up 13.85% gaining $164K
Steven is now all-in cash.
#2 Serge Amelyan: $1,301,345.54 up $158,338.56 +13.85%.
Sold 41,234 shares of Intuit Inc for a gain of $ 158,338.56.
All-in on Terra Industries.
#3 Stephen Luchko: $1,276,115.88 up $155,266.56 +13.85%.
Sold 40,434 share of Intuit Inc. for a gain of $155,266.56.
Sold 1 share of Marvell Technology Group at a loss of 0.49.
Bought 1 share of Fremont General,
Bought 25,481 shares of Monster Worldwide.
#4 Mary Williams: $1,261,463.79 up $89,936.46 +7.68%.
Sold 29,391 shares of Focus Media Holding Limited up 7.68% gaining $89K.
Bought 55,595 shares of Saks Inc.
#5 Nancy Beaumont: $1,233,985.47 up $12,474.06 +1.17%.
Sold Intuit making a $150,140.16 gain.
All-in on The9 Limited.
#6 Joseph Dondero: $1,173,746.80 up $10,435.96 +0.90%.
Sold 61,388 shares of Velcro Industries NV up 0.90% netting him $10K.
Bought 293,436 shares of Macronix International.
#7 Donald Tang: $ 1,157,647.30 up $82,534.32 +7.68%.
Sold 26,972 shares of Focus Media Holding Limited for a gain of $82,534.32.
All-in on Saks Inc.
#8 Shi Nisman: $1,146,366.43 up $139,480.32 +13.85%.
Sold 36,323 shares of Intuit up 13,85% making him $139K.
All-in on Trina Solar Limited.
#9 Vitaliy Khizder: $1,111,323.09 up $79,229.52 +7.68%.
Sold Focus Media making a $79,229.52 gain.
All-in on Monster Worldwide.
#10 Scott Cole: $1,107,036.41 down $32,855.48 -2.88%.
Sold 67,052 shares of Marvel Technologies losing $32,855.48.
All-in on TiVo INC.
#11 John Tepichin: $1,100,229.66 up $78,440.04 +7.68%.
Sold 25,634 shares of Focus Media up 7.68% making $78K.
John is all-in on Monster Worldwide.
#12 Carl Altenburg: $1,075,821.92 up $53,606.70 +5.31%.
Sold 14,338 shares of Kohl's Corp. netting him $12,474.06.
He is all-in on Saks Inc.
#13 James Kraber: $1,054,750.44 up $23,809.00 +2.31%.
Sold 23,809 shares of Autodesk Inc. up 2.31% gaining him $23K.
Bought 13,490 shares of Campbell Soup Co.
Bought 23,000 shares of Saks Inc.
#14 Ban Tran: $1,040,486.46 up $74,180.52 +7.68%>
Sold 24,242 shares of Focus Media Holdings up 7.68% gaining him $74K.
All-in on Trina Solar Limited.
#15 Chuck Chow: $1,028,550.08 up $73,329.84 +7.68%.
Sold 23,964 shares of Focus Media up 7.68% gaining him $73K.
All-in on Monster Worldwide .
#16 Lina Kim: $1,010,170.16 up $22,802.00 +2.31%.
Sold 22,802 shares of Autodesk up 2.31% making her $22K.
All-in on Trina Solar Limited .
#17 Greyson Masters: $1,006,622.77 up $71,766.18 +7.68%.
Sold 23,453 shares of Focus Media up 7.68% gaining him $71K.
He is all-in on Trina Solar.
#18 Barry Schoelch: $ 981,654.63 up $22,159.76 +2.31%.
Sold 22,159 shares of Autodesk up 2.31% gaining him $22K.
All-in on Crystallex Intl.
#19 David Gibbons: $981,559.30 up $3,166.30 +0.32%.
No transactions Friday.
Gained another $3K with Petrohawk Energy Corp .
#20 Ryan Stackman: $962,182.43 up $11,153.95 +1.17%.
Sold 160,096 shares Dr. Reddy's Lab up 1.17% making him $11K.
All-in on Neurochem Inc.
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